Describes the interdependence of science and agriculture in modern life. Explains how the soy bean was cultivated in China and then introduced in the United States. Describes the plant's characteristics and its value to soil conservation. Produced by Erpi Classroom Films, Inc. in collaboration with W.L. Burlison, Ph.D, University of Illinois.
April 2, 2017 Subject:
This Was Just The Beginning
By the late 1940's steering wheels were made from soybean-derived plastic. Since then, many articles.
Illinois and western Indiana were the starting point for soybean culture in the US - around 1900. My ex BF's grandfather supposedly had the first soybean fields in Indiana, somewhere west of Indianaoplis.
Soybeans are so nutritious (tons of protein) that they are used in many parts of the world as a staple food.
September 5, 2015 Subject:
Soybeans Food and Plastic - 1939 (not 1952)
Nice film showing the early days of soybean culture in the western world, explaining its nitrifying effect on soils, uses for soybean oil, and the cake. 75 years later it still maintains its usefulness with the countless additional products obtained from soybeans these days.
July 31, 2004 Subject:
Surprisingly advanced overview of what scientists were discovering about the Soybean circa 1952. It's many uses, including food, soil enhancers, plastics and cow meal are all shown. Although the narration is still the dry EB style, the film's subject had me interested for the films running time.